Thanks guys...this is good info...
But what is a "ULDB surfer"?
From what I can tell it is not a one-off. It is a production boat. They made only a few though.
I looked at a sister ship and it was solid as best I can tell in my stomping about and pulling every, drawer, floorboard, and compartment. It was also the driest boat I have seen yet after looking at about a dozen good boats thus far. No evidence of any hatch
, porthole, or bedding of any kind ever leaking...all looked to be original too. This is pretty amazing considering it is 34 years old...my observations confirmed your assertion of S+P controls. Seemed very well built...
One thing I don't like is iron ballast...and only one lazzerette hatch
into one huge snaking storage
area which one must enter upside down to get at the steering
...after it is emptied of its contents and a panel removed :-(
And what I don't know is how these 70's S+P boats sail...so I thoroughly appreciate the input.